2024 Northeast Cybersecurity Capabilities and Careers Symposia (NE3CS)

  • 13 Apr 2024
  • 9:30 AM - 6:00 PM
  • Northampton Community College and Penn State Schuylkill


  • Free registration and a travel stipend based on distance from the venue if you will be conducting a 3CS Session that was presented in person at a Proposal Development Workshop attended within the prior 12 months. If you are eligible, please send a request to info@nationalcyberwatch.org to receive the access code for registration.
  • Nominated Fellow of the National CyberWatch Center’s Guiding Force for Cyber Readiness (Registration fee waiver code required)
  • NCSA chapter member registration must be received by 8 days prior to the event. This reservation cannot be cancelled. Please send a request to info@nationalcyberwatch.org if you are a chapter member and need an access code.
  • Early-Bird registration must be received by 30 day prior to the event. Cancellable until the early-bird registration period closes.
  • Pre-registration general admission (non-refundable)
  • Pre-registration general admission (non-refundable) for faculty who are the registered advisors of a National Cybersecurity Student Association Chapter. Please send a request to info@nationalcyberwatch.org if you do not have the access code.
  • Pre-registration general admission (non-refundable) for members of a National Cybersecurity Student Association Chapter. Please send a request to info@nationalcyberwatch.org if you are a chapter member and need an access code.
  • General Admission to attend the Cybersecurity Capabilities and Careers Symposia - Non-refundable
  • Free registration for students and faculty from colleges and universities who are Platinum, Diamond, or Gold sponsors of the 3CS event series. To be eligible for free registrations, You must register with an email address issued to you by the sponsoring organization and provide the access code they provided you.

    You MUST register with a .edu email address.

    For more information, or to become a sponsor, please contact dtobey@nationalcyberwatch.org.
  • Employer booth in the career fair hall.

    **NOTE: Some sponsorship levels include a free employer booth, please send a message to info@nationalcyberwatch.org) to receive information on sponsorship options.**
  • Staff registration for 3CS

Registration is closed

2024 Northeast 3CS (NE3CS)

Five symposia provide the opportunity to learn, experience, and discuss the latest tools, techniques, and technologies for Teaching, Practicing, Demonstrating, and Showcasing Cybersecurity Capabilities.

Limited to the first 250 registrants!


Northampton Community College, 3835 Green Pond Rd, Bethlehem, PA 18020

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Penn State Schuylkill, 200 University Dr, Schuylkill Haven, PA 17972

When: April 12-13, 2024

Why Symposia?

Symposia is the plural form of symposium. 3CS includes a symposium in each of the five areas below.

  • Community College Cyber Summit: The granddaddy and foundation of the 3CS program that has welcomed those interested in experiential cybersecurity education for over a decade! Presentation sessions in classrooms with support for hybrid sessions about practice improvements for cybersecurity education Included with General Admission.
  • Cybersecurity Science and Practice Symposium: Poster and classroom presentation sessions with support for hybrid attendance about evidence-based professional and instructional cybersecurity practices -- the human factors of cybersecurity. Included with General Admission.
  • Cybersecurity Capability Maturity Symposium: Cybersecurity skill development workshops on specialized topics not typically taught in higher education courses but required to develop the skills needed to advance in the cybersecurity profession. Additional cost to attend.
  • Cyber Technology and Careers Symposium: Open spaces supporting an exhibit hall with demonstration sessions and a career fair - combining a job fair and a talent fair.  Included with General Admission, but can be purchased separately.
  • Cyber Games, Simulations, and Competition Symposium: Individual and team-based interactive challenges and opportunities for hands-on experience with or observation of demonstrations of skills in the Cyber Ready Arcade, including the new Community College Collegiate Defense Competition (3CDC) Included with General Admission.

What Else to Expect at MA-3CS:

  • Awards: Mid-Atlantic NCSA Chapter-of-the-Year, Mid-Atlantic CyberWatch Instructor-of-the-Year, Best Dialogue, Best Demonstration, Best Evidence-Based Practice, Best Skills Development Workshop, and Cyber Arcade Individual and Overall Champions
  • Cyber Ready Arcade: Serious games intended to accurately assess and rank (e.g., chess rating) accomplishment of individual or one-on-one challenges necessary to develop cyber skills
  • Cyber Ready Gym: Practice performing specific tasks to develop your readiness to perform critical cybersecurity tasks
  • Cybersecurity Skills Development Workshops (CSDWs) assist in raising the capability maturity and readiness of practitioners, faculty, students, or policymakers to adopt and adapt the latest effective practices for performing cybersecurity functions and roles. There is an additional fee for these workshops. Register for general admission to the conference to receive a discount code to attend a CSDW. 
  • Demonstrations: Technology, cybersecurity practice, and teaching tools and techniques
  • Career Fairs: Employer Fair and Talent Fair - a reverse job fair where job-seekers have a booth showcasing their capabilities. If registered by the Early-Bird deadline, every Talent Fair registrant will receive a personalized capability profile and access to preparatory training and coaching at no additional cost
  • Research: Focus groups and evidence-based practice presentations
  • Sponsorship opportunities > Contact info@nationalcyberwatch.org to discuss multiple event or program sponsorship discounts
  • ...and much more!!

Who Should Attend?

  • Employers and Hiring Managers who need to recruit, hire, develop, and retain a skilled cybersecurity workforce
  • Educators from K12 schools, Community Colleges, 4-year schools
  • Students looking to jump start their careers
  • Managers of workforce development programs
  • Organizers of community economic development initiatives
  • Developers of innovative products and services that enable developing a skilled workforce
  • Policymakers from local, state, federal, and international government agencies


  • Early-Bird (closes 30 days before the event): 75%
  • Pre-Registration (closes 10 days before the event): 20%
  • Late Registration (after the event starts): +50%
  • National Cybersecurity Student Association Chapter Member: 50% discount off the above prices
  • National Cybersecurity Student Association Individual Paid Member: 20% discount off the above prices
Retail Prices:

All registrations are non-refundable unless requested by the date that early-bird registrations close

Stipends Available:
  • National CyberWatch Premium Membership
  • National Cybersecurity Student Association Annual Membership
  • National CyberWatch/National Cybersecurity Student Association Chapter Membership
  • Program stipends (e.g., Cyber Ready/Skill Up to Scale Up, Cybersecurity Skills Journal, ABET Ambassadors, Curriculum Standards Panels)

Recommended Hotels

  1. Courtyard by Marriott Bethlehem Lehigh Valley/I-78 (Emerick Blvd) is 2 miles away from college.

  2. Hotel Bethlehem in downtown "Historic Bethlehem"

  3. Hyatt Place downtown "Historic Bethlehem"

  4. Windcreek Casino & Resort, Bethlehem "Southside Bethlehem"

Feel free to reach out with any questions: info@nationalcyberwatch.org